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Neuropathy

Neuropathy
Nicole Thomas

Neuropathy is a disease of the nervous system that can result from complications in diabetes. The three major forms in people with diabetes are peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, and mononeuropathy. The most common form is peripheral neuropathy, which affects mainly the legs and feet.

High glucose levels can cause nerve damage in the legs, feet, arms and hands.  Symptoms include pain, numbness and weakness.  It is also known as diabetic nerve pain. In severe cases, poor circulation or infections can occur and can lead to amputation of a limb.

 

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